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Equality North East


This section of the website is used to catalogue definitions of terms used throughout this website. To select a word, choose the initial letter of the word below.

Glossary Terms beginning with the letter G :

  • Gender Equality
    The term comprises the envisaged equality between both sexes in all areas, including employment, education and social rights.
  • Gender fluid
    is a gender identity which refers to a gender which varies over time. A gender fluid person may at any time identify as male, female, neutrois, or any other non-binary identity, or some combination of identities. Their gender can also vary at random or vary in response to different circumstances.
  • Gender Impact
    Where a particular practice affects groups of women (or men).
  • Gender reassignment
    This is the process, undertaken under medical supervision, of reassigning a person's sex by changing physical, social or other characteristics.
  • Genuine Occupational Qualifications (GOQs)
    Where it is possible to discriminate in favour of one sex in employment, promotion, transfer or training because the sex of the worker is a genuine requirement in order to do that job. GOQ's can be claimed in relation to physiology (excluding strength and stamina) privacy and decency, work in private homes, single sex accommodation, single sex establishments, welfare and education services.
  • Grievance Procedures
    Arrangements or procedures for dealing with grievances, such as complaints about bullying, harassment or discrimination; or appeals against decisions on promotion or appraisal marks.